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Need Love?
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See it but never feel it. Get close, only to push it away. “Don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone” Epitome of my life. What is wrong with me? What makes me so un-lovable? Can someone remove this defective... (more »)
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I Am From This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I am from My green blankey and Climbing out of my crib From playing mermaid in the bathtub. I am from walking my dog, And the noise he made when I step on his tail. I am from my sheep nightlight And Blue’s Clues and the Berenstain... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   322 comments
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Memories This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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And I remember she wouldn’t wake up. Her lips were mushed together in a Horrible shade of red They buried my mother in a white dress And red lips. And she couldn’t see. Where are your glasses, Mommy? And still at sixteen I bring them to... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   806 comments
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All I Need Is a Friend This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
Books fill up my room. Not baseball cards, or pictures of girls, or basketballs. Maybe a blown up picture of … … Pam Anderson might help. Black-framed glasses and a white, pale, lanky body. I should start working out. At least... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   1470 comments
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The American Dream This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
It is the American DreamWhat we all strive for and imagineIndouble-wide trailers to double-wide mansionsIn sprouting lakes of fake fish.Nothing captures its essenceUnbound by time or dust or rotThe thingswe cherish still are lovingly pattedAnd... (more »)
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Jerk This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I love your voice, your soft brown hair. I love your eyes and love your stare. I love your laugh, your cocky smirk, your stupid jokes. You precious jerk, you know I do. I want my hands all through your hair each treasured strand.... (more »)
Subsection: Ballads   1514 comments
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The Meaning of Love? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
The beating of my broken heart, now chained and locked away, I hear much louder, through the night, than words we never say. As hollow kisses turn to dust and fall against my skin, I pray that I might find the strength to fall in love again.... (more »)
Subsection: Limericks   817 comments
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Picture Street This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Time will reveal everything I want to know now. I wish time was just the name of a street. I’d drive a black car up and down time. I’d be happy. (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   197 comments
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Another Metaphor of Life This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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bubbles. god’s just a little kid with a big bottle of Miracle Bubbles and a wand dipping, blowing these bubbles all doomed to pop at one point or another. they either drop too fast, before he can catch them, or the biggest ones... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   286 comments
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Child Soldiers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Their eyes tell silent stories. Stories that would shock even the darkest of hearts. These eyes have seen worse than some could even dream of. They’ve seen killing and death, and pain and suffering to extents that can be hard to imagine.... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   361 comments
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#11
Life At A Glance
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Hitting you with a gauntlet Throwing mud in your face Offering you no pleasures Not knowing what will come next Turning the corner and meeting someone new everyday Giving you taxes and bills to pay Finishing labs and essays Annoyed with... (more »)
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Baby Goldy
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The baby lion was in the cave, all alone he sat in the cold the ground was ice the air breezed his tint of gold A hunter came bearing arms he spotted the cave and he shot Goldy now the cave was bathed (more »)
Subsection: Ballads  
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Against all odds
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As I start climbing a mountain The odds turn against me The weather is hostile; it's icy cold Oxygen runs in short supply The terrain is rough And gravity pulls against me But my ambition is strong; dreams big Great is... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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#14
You Left Me
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In the beginning we had the cute "I love you more" fights  But guess who won, me  Because while you stopped saying it to me,you started saying it to someone else Somone prettier, smarter, skinnier, someone more Someone better than I... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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One Who,,,
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  One who shields me from the scorching beams of the sun One who defends me like a lioness defends her cub One who gives me sage advice whenever I need One who comforts me whenever I feel blue One who would stroke my back... (more »)
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What Will I Become
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What will I become? I like to draw But I don't think I have the talent to be an artist I like to explain But I don't know if I could handle the stress of a teacher I like to make things But I don't have the... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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